Hell In A Bucket, West L.A. Fadeaway, Beat It On Down The Line, Stagger Lee, Little Red Rooster, Dire Wolf, Far From Me, Jack Straw-> When Push Comes To Shove, One More Saturday Night China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Playin' In The Band-> Terrapin Station-> Drums-> Jam-> Truckin'-> Morning Dew-> Around & Around-> Turn On Your Love Light, E: Black Muddy River
SBD > MC > DAT > EAC > SHN; EAC/SHN by Darryl Hinko
August 22, 2008 Subject:
A nice day at the Frost
Was at this show, great time. Some of the sound issues you here on aud tapes was due in part to a slightly windy afternoon. I had an old tape that really had sound issues (wind in the mics), but since it was the only version I had of the show I did not care. Still remember the Dew, and that rat's ass excuse for a bathroom flooded way back in cetner field. Wow. But the Frost was magic!
Four stars for the recording - thanks! Oh, and it has the best verion of Push I've heard. Jerry takes a victory lap in the solo.
August 10, 2005 Subject:
No question this is tinny - so go the equalizer and turn the high end down
This is not a bad show at all - good stuff. Listen you will see great fckn rooster, stagger lee and a barnburner jack straw - Listen to Jerry on 'wish I was a headlight' on china>rider + The dew sizzzzzles - This show kicks ass in fact, this and worcester are the best shows I have heard from '87.
You are welcome to disagree however as far as I am concerned this has everything a 5 has, energy and intensity, great music, and is strong relative to its peers, forget about '87 this show stands fine alone.
June 14, 2005 Subject:
Not my favorite recording, by a long shot. It turns this somewhat decent, if mellow affair, into a rather not worthy listening experience despite a few highlites
1st Set: After a couple of weeks off, the Dead return to a familiar stomping grounds. And stomp we will during the easy predict of "hell." Ooops, Bobby's mic is off during part of the first verse. Let's keep it 'new' by diverting our attention to those sinners in "West LA." "BIODTL" is almost too Sunday afternoon hammocky. "Stagger" lacks the bite that compels the best versions. "Rooster" oyyyyy... it's decent, but been overplayed on this tour. "Dire" is a fine change of selection, but sounds a bit too polite for my taste. Jerry sure does belt a fine climactic charge. Yes, Brent...keep that tune as "Far From Me" as possible. (OK, maybe that's a tad extreme) "Jack" brings me back to smiley land...as this version packs a punch. Ewww, how could you follow that up with "Push?" This better not end the set... After a long pause, all of our anticipations are at a high... Yep, it's the first 'Saturday' in almost a month. Too bad it's one of those lacklauster ones.
2nd set: "China" is always a step in the right direction. Jerry's notes hit the right spaces, but it's real tinny sounding, light and freckly... like annoying drizzle. "Rider" also appears sharp and strong, but the sound removes any masculine intensity. "Playin'" doesn't go to the nether spheres, but is well-played nonetheless. "Terrapin" is nothing more than standard. "Drums" is blah but "Space" messes my mind up sufficiently. It's nice and looong too (by '87 standards.) We're back on planet earth, bound for some "Truckin." This, like 'Jack' starts out meek but musters up power when needed. No outro jam whatsoever, into "Dew." Lots of effort is poured into making this a standout, it's not exactly pretty, but certainly an enviable creation. "Around" slinks, and should be a tense precursor to our main event, which is about turning on your "Lovelight." Bob's crooning, and the feet are floating... Decent version. The music barely registers on your average poignant "Black Muddy River," to end this 1st of two shows at the Frost.
Never been... is it kind?
April 17, 2005 Subject:
Nice Dew, Sound is not too bad, a little high on the high's at times.(ie high hats)....But a clear sbd.